Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bryant, Arkansas
That sounds like a wiring problem. The start button should only kick the solenoid if certain conditions are met (in neutral, in gear with clutch in, ignition switch on). Oh, how are you jumping the solenoid? Nut to nut?
In any case, can you give us more info about your bike? year model, how long you've had it, new or used, mileage, any modifications, any previous trouble, etc...
Like the other Ernie just said, "Jumping the solenoid should allow the bike to start as long as the ignition is switched on."
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